Carcassonne is a good spot to be based near for a long term rental in the South of France. Not only do you have one of France's most prominent tourist sites on your doorstep, but you are also blessed with picturesque scenary, the Minervois wine region (one of the best in the South of france) and the Canal du Midi - the quintessential picture of the slow South of France way of life. Also the large city of Toulouse, with its international airport is just 45 minutes down the road. Carcassonne itself has its own airport - serviced mainly by low-cost flights from the UK and Scandanavia. It can get a bit windy in the winter months - check out the number of windmills - but it is not as bad as some areas.
It is the huge scale of Carcassonne's citadel that first takes your breath away. It is absolutely huge, it has 31 towers, an amphitheatre, hotel and a full medieval town inside its fortified walls. You enter the citadel through the main Port Narbonnaise (the entrance nearest the car park) and cross over the now grassy moat. As you follow the road ahead up past all the souvenier shops just shut your eyes. It really doesn't do Carcassonne any favours to allow the shops to sell plastic suits of armour and baseball caps with jousting rods protuding out of them - but hey-ho. At the end of the road you will come to the Chateau Comtal, where Count Trencavel made his last stand against Simon de Montforts forces in 1209.
Long term rentals near Carcassonne
We have quite a number of houses to rent in France long term in and around Carcassonne and it has proved to be a popular place to rent in the last couple of years. Here is a selection of the Carcassonne houses to rent in France long term:
This house for rent in France long term is in the village of Capestang, on the banks of the Canal du Midi. The house is a stone built terraced house and is comparatively cool in the summer and warm in the winter. All the main rooms have electric convector heaters. It is fully furnished and equipped to a high standard. Whether house hunting or having an extended holiday, this property is a good choice for long term rentals, France.
>>more info Capestang house for long term rent in France.
French long term rentals is a beautiful newly renovated gite in the delightful village of Pepieux, very close to Olonzac, Capital of the Minervois and is situated about midway between Carcassonne and Beziers and about 40 minutes drive from Carcassonne Airport! The very comfortable accommodation, which is over three floors, consists of a very well equiped new kitchen with doors opening out onto fully walled courtyard offering private and quiet space for sunbathing and relaxing. The property sleeps 6 in comfort. >>Maison du Monde, French winter holidays rentals more info.
This South France long term rental near Limoux is a charming stone house that dates from 1846 and has been tastefully renovated. The property retains many of its original period features, but has been updated to provide modern facilities. The property is semi-detached and is in a small village about 7 miles south of the town of Limoux. This South France long term rental near Limoux is ideal for people seeking tranquillity, as the village has less than 200 inhabitants. The town of Couiza is only minutes away. Whether house hunting or having an extended holiday, this long term rental property in South France is ideal..
>> more info Limoux, South France long term rental.
This Carcassonne long term let, France, is a beautiful rustic farmhouse in the heart of the Montagne Noire and Cathar country in-between Carcassonne and Mazamet. Relax completely in an extravagantly but sensitively restored farmhouse, set in 2 acres of your own private gardens and woodland. 3 double bedrooms sleeps 6-8..
>> more info Carcassonne long term let France.
This house to rent in France long term is a large independent gite with gardens, ideal for those looking for outdoor activities and adventure for both adults and children. Apart from a wide range of local sports, the house comes with a large games room, including a full size pool table and an option to hire mountain bikes to explore the local mountain trails. The house is situated in a quiet village, surrounded by mountains, vineyards and fields of sunflowers. The area is full of historical and cultural interest being at the heart of the Cathar region with its magnificent castles. White water rafting, canyoning, kayaking, cycling, caving, horse riding, wild swimming, walking, mountain biking and skiing are just some of the popular activities available locally. There is a swimming lake just 15 minutes’ drive away from the house with a sandy beach, small bar and restaurant. There are also opportunities for wild swimming in high mountain lakes and rivers. The nearest shops and restaurants are just 5 minutes away..
>> more info Quillan house to rent in France long term.